Colleges explore a new three-year bachelor’s degree program

Higher education thought leaders and colleges are working together to create a three-year bachelor’s degree program that will offer all the value of a four-year degree—for less cost.


Research links rise in college completion to grade inflation

New research argues that increases in GPAs are responsible for the rise in college completion rates since the 1990s.


Philanthropies help HBCUs take their education online

United Negro College Fund and Complete College America support Black colleges’ efforts to upgrade their expertise and replicate their unique educational offerings digitally.


Dealing with college students’ learning loss: The Key podcast

Two experts on student learning discuss how colleges and professors can gauge whether and how much the pandemic set back students on their educational paths.


Removed from the classroom over mask rule in Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa removed a professor from in-person teaching because he required masks in his close-quarters lab. He says he's not budging, and he's asking for other professors to join him.


Recent heart transplant patient denied remote teaching ask

Kutztown University didn’t grant any remote teaching requests this term, not even to an immunosuppressed professor with a new heart. The case raises more questions about “blanket” accommodation bans. 


First-year students struggled with online learning last year

New report finds most first-year students struggled to learn when the pandemic moved classes online -- in part because of limited access to technology and resources.


A win for academic freedom in Nebraska

University of Nebraska system Board of Regents voted down a proposal to ban the "imposition" of critical race theory in the classroom. Students and faculty members wanted that outcome, but some worry about the damage that's already been done.


Cornell won't approve disability-related requests to teach online

Scholars question the legality and morality of Cornell's refusal to consider requests from faculty to teach online -- even requests "premised on the need for a disability accommodation."


WPI creates 45 new teaching-intensive tenure lines


Worcester Polytechnic Institute is adding 45 tenure lines for non-tenure-track professors who specialize in teaching.



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